Daniel Chun is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Remotec Technology Limited – a 28-year old pre-IPO company based in Hong Kong, which focused in smart controls, home automation, ICs, RF-modules, IR code libraries and the emerging opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Daniel currently serves as an Executive Committee member for the Hong Kong Electronics Technologies Association (www.hketa.org.hk) and the The Entrepreneurs’ Network (www.Ten.org.hk). At the Smart City Consortium, Daniel is currently serving as a Counsel member and the Chairman for the Research & Blueprint Committee (www.smartcity.org.hk). In 2016-17, Daniel led SCC in public engagement exercises before publishing a series of advisory reports in smart city blueprint for Hong Kong.
At Remotec Technology Limited, he invented and founded a product that had led to winning Hong Kong Institution of Engineer’s (END) first ever Smart City IoT product competition beating other competitive entries. SmartAirCon is the name of the project and advocates the smart use of air conditioning to reduce carbon foot print and reduce the consumption of electricity. He strongly believes that mobile operators and utility companies should become a major contributor in creating environmental impact through active and intelligent demand management. This product is now adopted by Chubu Electric in Japan and the inventions have also acquired two USPTO patents. Remotec’s customers include Polycom, Roku, Vivint, Tado, Honeywell, LINE, Panasonic and many IoT companies around the world. AirXed is now the new product invention under incubation at Remotec.
Daniel is also an investor and active founder of an ICT startup company and received incubation from Hong Kong Cyberport which has revolutionized the way how charities handle fundraising at gala dinners and events - by enhancing patrons participation and engagement through the use of OpenHeart’s mobile technologies. Since 2011, OpenHeart has supported over 300+ charitable events helping to raise over HK$300M for their causes.
Daniel started off his career as a programmer at Hutchsion Mobile Data in 1990 and had launched CompuServe HK. Since Hutchison, Daniel had been a business development professional in telecom and Internet businesses in Asia Pacific (Taiwan Mobile, Iridium, Wharf T&T). During the dotcom era, he became a resident-entrepreneur at a venture capital fund in Europe based in Malta. He later immigrated to Canada after 9/11 where he started up his own brick and mortar toy store. He sold the toy business in 2008 and joined a Canadian toy manufacturer and became involved in invention, licensing and product innovations.
Daniel is also an inventor with a few a few patents and patent pending product concepts. Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at Universiti Sains Malaysia investigating leadership in alliance firms and he had received a degree in Master of Research in E-research and Technology-Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University, a MBA (Distinction) from Sunderland University, a Master in IT from Charles Sturt University and a B.Sc Computer Science degree from Deakin University. Daniel is also a Chartered Engineer, a Blue Ocean Strategy trainer and part-time lecturer at City University and HKUSPACE.